Manual Compression Crimping Tool is ergonomically designed.

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While engineered to minimize handle force required to complete crimp, Sta-Kon® Comfort Crimp® Compression Tool also employs Shure-Stake® mechanism that ensures complete crimp cycle is made before tool will release to open position. Over-molded handles naturally place operator's hands in safe, strain-reducing position and also create soft cushion for fingers and palms. Also included, Crimp-Assist® foot stabilizes tool when user needs to place it on work surface for additional leverage.

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New and Improved Sta-Kon® Comfort Crimp® Compression Tool from Thomas & Betts

The most comfortable crimp available from a manual compression tool

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - In a continuing effort to produce the safest, most ergonomically advanced tools on the market, Thomas & Betts recently redesigned the Sta-Kon® Comfort Crimp® Compression Tool. An award-winning product, the redesigned tool requires 25 percent less handle force to complete a crimp than earlier versions and up to 75 percent less handle force than similar tools on the market.

Additional ergonomic features include special over-molded handles that naturally place the hands in a safe, strain-reducing position, while creating a soft cushion for both fingers and palms. A new Crimp-Assist® foot stabilizes the tool when the user needs to place it on a work surface for additional leverage to crimp larger connectors.

In addition, the patented Shure-Stake® mechanism ensures a complete crimp cycle is made before it will release to the open position. The Sta-Kon tool also incorporates interchangeable dies with color-coded die nests for easy matching with Sta-Kon insulated terminals.

"T&B is committed to creating the best user experience possible in terms of comfort and strain reduction," said Matt Willard, product manager with Thomas & Betts. "Equipment manufacturers, maintenance professionals and field technicians have come to trust and rely on the Sta-Kon compression tool for a safe, constant crimp every time."

Sta-Kon Comfort Crimp Compression Tools are UL Listed for use with Sta-Kon connectors. Similar Sta-Kon tools are available for terminals, flags, ferrules and disconnects ranging from 6-22AWG with both insulated and non-insulated jackets.

For more information on the Sta-Kon Comfort Crimp Compression Tool, visit your T&B authorized distributor, contact T&B by calling (800) 816-7809, or visit

Thomas & Betts Corporation ( is a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical components used in industrial, construction, communications and utility markets. The company is also a leading producer of commercial heating and ventilation units and highly engineered steel structures used for utility transmission. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide.

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